Month: May 2019

Guide till håruppsättningar för bröllop

Bröllop är fantastiska tillställningar. Bröllop är då två familjer firar att de nu är en familj. För brudparet är det också en möjlighet att få ihop alla sina vänner på en enda plats och introducera dem alla för varandra.

Bröllop kräver mycket planering. Det är ett datum som ska sättas och för att kunna sätta datumet behöver man en ledig lokal så man måste vara ute i god tid så att man också kan meddela de tänka bröllopsgästerna om hur man tänkt sig det hela i väldigt god tid. Det finns också starka inslag av säsong i bröllopsplanering eftersom ett bröllop kan te sig väldigt annorlunda beroende på om det är under en sommar eller en vinter det äger rum.

Förberedelser för bröllop

På det personliga planet är det också många förberedelser som behöver göras inför ett bröllop. Om det är ditt bröllop som du ska förbereda dig inför så är det väldigt mycket du behöver tänka på även efter det att lokalen är bokad och cateringföretaget är anlitat.

Du behöver nu gå vidare med dina förberedelser och börja tänka på din brudklänning, din håruppsättning, dina accessoarer, sminkningen och annat som hör till ett praktfullt bröllop.

Håruppsättningar

En håruppsättning ska förstås matcha brudklänningen, dina accessoarer, dina juveler och kanske till och med de arrangemang som ni har i lokalen för bröllopet. Du kan till exempel ha blommor som en del av din håruppsättning och då kan dessa blommor matcha de blommor som ni har i lokalen i övrigt.

Håruppsättningar inför ett bröllop är lite knepiga. Detta beror på att de antagligen måste bokas lång i förväg för att det är lite av ett projekt att göra håruppsättningen men samtidigt måste håruppsättningen göras samma dag som bröllopet äger rum för att den ska hålla hela kvällen. Den kan inte göras dagen före eftersom den antagligen inte klarar en natt i sängen.

Brudklänning

Sedan ska du söka bland alla brudklänningar som finns på marknaden. Det är inte en lätt uppgift att hitta en brudklänning. Det finns extremt många varianter på brudklänningar och den ska också passa med alla de övriga arrangemang du gjort. Det är också viktigt att brudklänningen du väljer fungerar också om en del av bröllopet ska äga rum utomhus. Med tanke på att det kan vara kallt på kvällen kan det vara en bra idé att ha en mantel eller liknande som kan anpassas efter situationen under dagen.

Var köpa brudklänning

Det finns mängder av platser där brudklänningar kan köpas. På internet har det etablerats en enorm mängd företag som inte bara erbjuder brudklänningar men också andra kläder och accessoarer. JJ’s House är ett sådant företag. De har ett fantastiskt sortiment av brudklänningar, andra kläder för alla möjliga evenemang och ett väldigt stort utbud av accessoarer som passar alla tillfällen.

Men det gäller fortfarande att vara ute i tid. En brudklänning kanske måste skickas till dig från ett annat land och detta kan ta tid och du vill förstås att allting ska bli rätt.

Back to Black

In industries around the world, high fashion, euro-fashion, action sports/surfer chic, etc. the past year has been all about color, from the overly-saturated HOT pink to orange to yellow and even bright greens. BUT, for all you girls who love those classic black pants or simple black cocktail dress, this fall is YOUR season! And for those who love to play up the girly side, the trend is heading towards more feminine and attention-getting pieces. Cocktail-length dresses in velvet or chiffon, soft and touchable “flowy” knits, sexy suits- pant or skirt, and even a plain black tee with a little colorful jewelry for flair are going to be saturating the streets. It’ll be nice to enjoy being comfortable, yet chic, in the most flattering color for all body types.

Key pieces for the season are “the little black dress,” which I’m sure all of you own at least one; black velvet or chiffon; and the classic black trench adorned with bows, rosettes & beading.

If you are lacking any of these essentials and are about to rush to the store, I suggest you start from the top down. By that I mean, head down to the nearest upscale mall and torture yourself by strolling through all the major label retail stores.

Versace

Prada

Marc Jacobs

Gucci

Christian Dior

Dolce & Gabanna

However, if you’ve already broke the bank on clothes this year……you can usually find these items for less at BCBG, bebe, overstock.com and of course Nordies (That’s Nordstrom’s for you non-valley girl types).

Fitting Women’s Sandal

Though you may not realize it sandals come in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and colors as well as many styles from casual to formal. Some are made just for use at the beach, lake or pool while others, such as those made by Teva may be more suitable for hiking. Regardless of what you are using them for they need to fit right to protect your feet.

Support is the first thing you want to be sure you have in a sandal. For many people this is the main reason that their feet hurt, improper arch support. Your arch is the feature of your foot that assists you with posture and makes you walk more efficiently. Many sandals have built in arch supports while others such as those made from cork will mold to the shape of your foot eventually.

The sole of the sandal should be a little bigger than your foot, I know this may sound like a no brainer but it is easy to get a sandal that will allow your toes to push over the front or off the sides. You want a sandal that has enough room for your foot to conform to it properly. The sandal you choose needs to not only be comfortable but also should be protective of your foot.

The sole of the sandal you choose should be fairly thick as that is the only thing protecting your feet from anything that you may walk on and they also need to absorb the blow of the footsteps. You wouldn’t choose a really thin sole on a regular shoe so this should be no different.

We are speaking of strapped sandals here, not slide on flip flops so the straps should hold the sandals on your feet securely. Try to find sandals that have adjustable straps instead of elastic as the elastic tends to wear out fast and then you will have to replace it to be able to continue wearing the shoes.

Summer Sandals

The flip-flop style sandal has almost no arch support and little beyond the two flimsy straps on top to keep the foot on the sole of the sandal. The result is overworked tendons and an overstressed arch. Ankle sprains are common injuries for flip-flop wearers, but more chronic problems, like tendonitis and plantar fasciitis can also develop. Flip-flops are not the only culprit, many sandals do not offer much arch support, shock absorption and have little material to keep the foot on the sole. The combination of flip-flops and high heels tends to be the deadliest summer sandal choice. A nice summer evening out can easily turn into a night in the emergency room with a sprained or broken ankle.

There are many shoes and sandals available today which are comfortable, but will not compromise your sense of style. When looking for a summer sandal, following these simple tips:

  1. The sole of the sandal should be larger than your foot. Your foot should not hang over the sides or the back of the sandal.
  2. There should be enough material on the top of the sandal to keep your foot on the sole and to keep the foot from slipping.
  3. The sole of the sandal should be rigid and not flex in the middle. If you can take your sandal and fold it in half, then it is too flexible and it will not offer enough support.
  4. Keep in mind that many sandals are not made for walking, but designed purely for style. Owning one pair of sandals for walking and one pair for sitting at the beach or at a BBQ may be a good idea.
  5. When buying a sandal for walking, look for a sturdy sole, multiple straps with buckles or velcro, built in arch supports or an accommodation for a custom orthotic.

Military Watches

Different Era

There are many types of military watches you can buy. You can purchase military watches from various different eras, including Pre World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, or Post Vietnam. In addition to this, there are also watches available in connection with different branches of the military service, including the navy, the air force, the army, the marines, the special services, and the foreign service.

Consideration

When looking for military watches, there are a few things to consider. A popular feature is a watch that has 3 symbols on the 24 hour dial. These represent the strength of the military over sea, land, and air, and make the watch highly desirable. These sort of timepieces are quality watches whose hands go around the dial only once a day.

You should also look for a watch that has a durable design, as military watches are made to be worn. Chronograph functions are always useful, as are built in timers, in addition to a watch with a long lasting backlight.

Men’s Formal Wear

  1. Short sleeve shirts with a tie. Short sleeve shirts don’t really project the right image at all and you should stick to long sleeved shirts that are a safer classier option.
  2. Scruffy shoes. Are one of the most undervalued areas of a man’s wardrobe and fact is one of the main items of clothing a women looks at first!. Your shoes should be in good repair, well kept and shiny. If you are wearing a suit, lace-up shoes are normally the safest option.
  3. Trousers that are to short. Should be long enough to cover your socks, and socks should cover your shins even when you are crossing you legs. Your trousers should just cover the heel of your shoe.
  4. Socks that don’t match. Socks should always match your trousers. Don’t be tempted with trying wacky colors such as green or yellow, with a dark serious business suit.. It wont make you look individual it will make you look stupid.
  5. Belts that don’t match. Belts should as a general rule always match your shoes.  Make sure you don’t economize on your belt, worn belts and belts that are too small or to large should be replaced immediately.
  6. Make sure ties hang correctly. Ties should always reach your belt line and be tied correctly. A tie that is to short simply makes you look ridiculous.
  7. Clothes That Are Too Loose Fitting. Clothes that are too loose, Indicates a sloppy look and that’s exactly the type of fashion mistake you can’t make in a business environment. It’s simply not the right look to appear professional and clothes need to fit your body type. This might take some trial and error as you mix and match certain styles, but you should find the right fit quickly that flatters your body type.

Finding Yoga Clothes

In my opinion, it’s impossible to be spiritual without being fashionable at the same time. This may sound like a contradiction, but I don’t think that it’s a contradiction at all. After all, your interactions with other people will show the level of spiritual knowledge that you possess. You will not be able to share your spiritual experiences as readily if you do not wear clothing that flatters you and makes you seem accessible and appealing.

There are also no better places for cruising for young, attractive, and sensitive men or women than yoga classes. I always make sure that my inner state of bliss finds its counterpart in the experience of anyone who is looking at me when I wear my yoga outfit. To put it in simple words, I look hot in my yoga clothes.

You can usually find good yoga clothes in a specialty store but almost anything used for sports can be yoga clothes. It makes sense to stay as close to popular styles but there’s still room to experiment. For example, you can use warm-up pants as yoga pants. The high tech, synthetic shirt that you use for camping can also work for yoga. You will have no trouble at all making interesting and innovative outfits as long as you have a keen eye for fashion and a practical sense of what is required for yoga.

Keep in mind that there is no need to sacrifice comfort for fashion, when you are selecting yoga clothes. Clothes that appear to be uncomfortable will also look unfashionable. Good yoga clothes can do it all because they can flatter your figure, give you plenty of room to move around, and comfort you with their softness and malleability.

Silver Italian Jewelry

Castellani was inspired to pursue the ‘granulation’ technique, which was perfected by the Etruscans in the 9th to 4th centuries B.C. and made Italian jewelry of this period so unique. Castellani’s passion for excellence became close to an obsession and resulted in the revival of many ancient techniques which have become some of the greatest contributions to the history of Italian jewelry making.

Fortunato Pio was joined by his two sons, Alessandro and Augusto in the 1850’s, creating and marketing their Italian jewelry designs to local, international patrons, artists and educated tourists visiting Rome. By the 1860s, popular demand for their unique styles, prompted Alessandro Castellani to establish a workshop in Naples in addition to opening shops in London and Paris. The Italian jewelry of this family won widespread acclaim leading to international expositions in Florence, London, and Paris, ultimately becoming the design that every jeweler throughout Europe wanted to duplicate. The fame of Castellani’s designs reached America in 1876, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, and the next year the much-praised Italian jewelry collection was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The granulation technique used in creating Italian jewelry by the Castellani family and others are just one of many that every aspiring jeweler must learn. The incorporation of fine detailing and meticulous finishing are the foundation for the luxurious effect that is difficult to find in any other jewelry.

Beside the impact of history and tradition, the reputation of Italian jewelry is supported by its quality standards for silver and gold, which are amongst the highest in the world. The silver grade of “925” is not the only consideration taken into account. There is also an extreme amount of care given in the production of the alloy and through each step until the finished jewelry piece is completed. Whether the item is crafted by an individual jeweler or from a large jewelry company, silver Italian jewelry production is treated with passion and respect.

Men’s Jewelry

Classes of Jewelry for Men

Men like women have some basic categories of jewelry. They fall into the groups below

  • Watches
  • Rings
  • Chains
  • Ear Rings
  • Bracelets

Men’s Watches

Today a man’s watch can be a very valuable item of jewelry. Prices are astronomical down to logical.

Many men have more than one watch, and if they are to be used as jewelry, the best rule is to match the watch to the style of dress.

Expensive but still casual clothes can find the perfect accent in a fine golden watch with white gold instead of yellow.

The classic suit is best accented by a thin and serious watch, but also can benefit from the newer styles of designer watches.

What not to wear is very casual and inexpensive clothes with an expensive watch. This is overkills, and overstatement.

Rings

A man’s ring can be with or without stone.

The classic pinky ring is really out of style and a ring worn on the second or third finger is acceptable. Unless for special reasons, keep to white gold. A gaudy yellow ring is now unfashionable/

Chains

The type of chain that meant to show and wear outside the clothes must be of white gold only. Yellow gold chains are dated and will make a negative fashion statement. The thick chain should not be over 10 cm below the neck. If the chain has a pendent, and the pendent is meant to show, be sure and keep the 10 cm rule/

Ear Rings

The one ear ring for a man should be small and unobtrusive. If a man wishes an ear ring in each ear, they should be very small. Ear rings with stone are permissible but colored stones matching your eyes or clothes are better than diamonds.

Men’s Bracelets

Like the neck chain the bracelet should be substantial. A thin and very feminine style bracelet will make a negative statement. Be bold and wear a chain that is massive and strong. Stay away from yellow gold again, its very démodé.

Beaded Handbag

Beaded handbags can be bought at many bag and purse stores, as well as occasionally be found at accessories stores. Or you can go hunting for one at arts & craft fairs and crafters’ stores. You could even get a fun beaded handbag custom made for you by a bead crafter. Fear duplication no more. Just choose the design and the beads that you want and you’ll be set for a unique item. Beaded handbags can be works of art, too. If you like Native American art, why not try out a Native American beaded bag? This gives your outfit some culture and shows off your style.

Beaded handbags, earrings, bracelets and other accessories can be fun and trendy accent pieces for anyone of any age. Use a beaded handbag to add some fun and personality to your purse collection. You’ll look trendy while exuding your own personal sense of style. And if you are quite good with your hands, why not make yours even trendier by making it yourself? You can make full use of your artistic talents in creating unique signature pieces suited to your needs. I bet you played princess when you were small. Now, you can try to make your own style of adult bead handbag with a bead loom and some beads. These make fun accessories for yourself and great, thoughtful gifts for friends.

To get started, you can get a bead loom at many bead stores, as well as picking out the beads for the project. You’ll want a lot of beads that are the same size and type – use different color patterns to make your design. Patterns and instructions on how to make your bead handbag are widely available on the internet or in subject-specific books. Your bead loom can also be used to make bead bracelets and necklaces, which you could coordinate with your handbags to make a stronger fashion statement.

Let your imagination soar with new and old pieces alike. You can take an ordinary handbag which has been sitting unused in your wardrobe and bead it for a fun beaded look. Use the beads to sew a design onto the fabric to enliven an older, boring bag. You can save lots of money and always stay in style that way.